You might know that Microsoft Word includes the feature of auto-saving which saves your documents automatically after specified intervals of time. Now Word 2010 offers additional feature to manage different versions of documents. It is very easy to compare different auto-saved versions of a document. You may review different versions or even delete/recover previous auto saved versions of a particular document. We will discuss the following two points in this post.
1. How To Configure the Auto Save settings in Word 2010
2. How To Manage Document Versions in Word 2010
Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the fastest growing desktop email client software out there. It includes many features that help you organize your emails even supports add-ons. Setting it up in Windows 7 is very easy and is almost similar to Windows Vista and Windows XP. We have already covered a post regarding how you can install and use it in Ubuntu Linux
We highly recommend reading the Thunderbird 3 post
, it will answer most of your questions and at the same time show you some new features
in Thunderbird that Outlook lacks.
What are DLL’s and why to register them?
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library. It is basically a shared library which is used for developing software. These files usually have the extension .ddl or .ocx, so when you register the DLL files, the information regarding these files is stored in the Windows registry.
The Remote Desktop(RDP)
utility lets you connect to your work computer from home and access all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were actually sitting in front of your own computer. Creating the remote desktop connection in Windows 7 is almost the same as in the older versions of Windows. This post will cover the following things:
1. How to enable the remote desktop connection feature on a Windows 7 machine
2. How to Remotely connect any other Windows based machine from Windows 7
Document information is important in the sense that it provides details like author names, comments, or any other metadata such as tags, etc. In the previous versions of Microsoft Word the document information was available in the Prepare menu, but Word 2010 has made it more easy, now you can locate them via the Office button.
This post will cover two topics:
- Changing Word 2010 Document Properties
- Mark Work 2010 Document as Final
The Mini Toolbar
is a type of context menu that is automatically displayed when any particular text is selected and it remains semi-transparent until the mouse pointer is taken over it. It is a useful thing as it provides easy access to the most commonly used formatting options. It is the same toolbar which appears above the right-click menu when a user right-clicks on any particular selected text.
Microsoft Office Word 2007 is perhaps the most used document software out there. Microsoft have once again done a great job with Office Word 2010. It now offers many new features which has made document editing more easier than before. Since getting our hands on Word 2010, we have been finding the exact new features and improvements Microsoft has made. Below are the key features and newly added options that you will find in Office Word 2010.
We have written a summarized post on both Microsoft Excel 2010
and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Nokia has recently announced its entry into the computer market with its first ever mini-laptop computer Nokia Booklet 3G. Today Nokia has announced that Booklet 3G will ship with Windows 7. This is a good news for Microsoft, as it is facing competition from its rivals and some vendors have announced that they their notebooks will host Ubuntu operating systems.
Microsoft is working hard to stay relevant in the cell phone market. In the past few months various sources told that Windows Mobile 6.5 phones would be available in October 2009.Today the software maker has got more specific and announced that first phones running Windows Mobile 6.5 will be launched on October 6 worldwide.It is the first time that these phones will be sold under "Windows Phone" brand.
helps you keep your system running smoothly and improves the overall performance.
It is basically
system utilities suite which contains many easy-to-use tools to help you optimize your computer and fix problems like slow speed, blue screen, deadlock errors, etc, thus it plays an important role in maintaining the system stability and security. It combines more than 20 system tools and has a very user-friendly interface.
stands for Software Update Monitor
, it keeps your computer up-to-date by using the most recent versions of installed software. By using up-to-date software, you'll reduce the risk of encountering bugs and your system will run smoothly. It detects the applications that are currently installed in your system and track their updates, if a new version is detected for any installed software, you'll be notified instantly. It is very light-weight application that consumes nearly 3Mb of system memory.
Just like software, the device drivers are updated by their manufacturers. These updates are made to remove any bugs or to add some additional functionality to the hardware. Thus in this way the manufacturers try to improve the performance of the devices. It is always recommended that you should update your drivers regularly so that your system devices can work flawlessly. Here are the steps which you should follow to update your device drivers in Windows 7.
Note: This is a very basic post targeting towards those users who are upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Windows 7 XP
Mode provides you with the option to run some of Windows XP's productivity applications on your Windows 7 computer. These are the same applications that worked on Windows XP but did not work on Windows Vista. SecurAble
is a free portable tool that answers one of the most frequently asked question,"Is my system capable of running Windows 7 XP mode?". It analyzes the processor to determine the presence of all the required modules to run the XP Mode.
is one of the most promising features of Windows 7 and it lets you peek at the different application you've started. It is also used to view the desktop without minimizing all the open windows or applications. You will definitely find it useful when you just want to have a quick look at the desktop and you don't want to minimize all the open windows.
If you have experience of using Microsoft's Windows Vista, then you might have noticed that when you move the mouse over a tab of a window in the task bar, a thumbnail is displayed to show you the contents. This feature has been enhanced in Windows 7, it not only shows the thumbnails larger but every thumbnail also includes close button, you can directly close any application or window from here.
Windows 7 offers very eye-candy themes by default, you can view the list of available themes by right clicking the Windows 7 desktop and choosing the Personalize
option. You can also download many attractive themes, but there are some hidden themes in Windows 7 as well. Basically these hidden themes are provided for regional countries such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa. Lets see how we can enable it.
Ultimate Windows Tweaker
is a free utility which offers a very user-friendly interface to tweak your Windows 7. It basically works on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. It automatically detects that whether you are running Windows Vista or Windows7 and offers tweak options accordingly. It lets you easily tweak various settings related to System Performance, User Accounts & UAC, System Security, Network Security, Internet Explorer, etc.
So many people have the habit to place their files on their computer's desktop, also many of us usually save their downloads on their desktop. If you continue this old practice, your desktop becomes a real mess and you are even unable to find any files from it. Worst of all it also it becomes very time consuming for you to clean up your desktop manually. Don't fret yet, Deskcretary
will help you out.
Do you find it boring to type long emails, just like me? Now give JDVoiceMail
a try. It is a free tool which lets you send voice messages to anyone's email addresses. It records your voice message in the compressed .wav or.mp3 format and send as an attachment in the email. It is a very light-weight and easy-to-use tool, and best of all there is no special software needed on the end of receiver to listen to your message, he/she can simply listen to it in Window Media Player or any other audio player.
is a free dock application that gives fast access to your most frequently used applications. It provides you features like multi-dock system, live icon reflections, magnification, document thumbnails, and keyboard navigation, along with complete customization. When installed, it looks more like a Mac dock.
is basically a panel that houses the command buttons and icons and it also organizes commands as a set of tabs. The ribbon consolidates the functionality previously found in menu, toolbar, and many task panes into one area, and thus as a result, it increases both productivity and usability. It is not a new concept, Microsoft introduced it in Office 2007, but Office 2010 has implemented it with some enhanced features and it also lets you customize the Ribbon. One of the important things is that now it is not just limited to MS Word and MS Excel, Outlook also implements this feature.